Tuesday's Top Tip...on a Friday

  • By Karl Senior
  • 11 Dec, 2015

It's all about Mock Wood Grain

This is a quick and easy one. 

So you've got some wood finish products in your home, not real wood, just wood effect or laminates... you're doing a quick clean and haven't got time to buff up for a good finish. Here's the tip-

Clean with the Grain.

Make sure you wipe along the length of the grain, that way any water marks left behind won't show in the light.
By Karl Senior 11 Dec, 2015
This is a quick and easy one. 

So you've got some wood finish products in your home, not real wood, just wood effect or laminates... you're doing a quick clean and haven't got time to buff up for a good finish. Here's the tip-

Clean with the Grain.

Make sure you wipe along the length of the grain, that way any water marks left behind won't show in the light.
By Karl Senior 09 Dec, 2015
It seems some industrious chap in China is recycling smog dust collected in a vacuum and making it into bricks!

I'm not sure it's something that York House Cleaning would do with the dust from your property, however we can't help but admire his industrious nature :D


http://edition.cnn.com/2015/12/08/asia/china-pollution-artist/
By Karl Senior 08 Dec, 2015
I feel it's only fair to warn you that bleach is  NOT a safe chemical. You're probably aware of that already anyway, but just how unsafe is it?

Well first things first... Here's how we at York House Cleaning Service recommend you use bleach in your W.C.
  1. Flush the loo, then plunge your brush into the water a few times to get the water level to drop,
  2. Add bleach, making sure to get under the rim,
  3. Scrub round with the brush. Because you plunged the water lower, neat bleach can now work on any water line marks,
  4. Leave it 10-15 mins while you clean the rest of the bathroom
  5. And finally - FLUSH THE LOO before you leave the bathroom.
Most people leave bleach in the bowl and it doesn't get flushed until the next person flushes after they've used the toilet. The problem here is if the next person happens to have a 'splashy' visit, they could end up splashing bleach onto their sensitive regions... and let's face it, we wouldn't wish that on anyone!

Along with splash risks, there are also gas risks. Bleach should never be mixed with any other household cleaners and to prove the point here's an article from the Huffington Post.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/17/mixing-bleach-cleaning-mistake_n_6887638.html
By Karl Senior 07 Dec, 2015
So, you're about to start cleaning a room in your house... where do you start?

Do you start by giving it a good vacuuming then clean all your surfaces and walls finishing with the cobwebs in the ceiling corners? Or do you start with the cobwebs, then clean your surfaces before finishing up with a good vacuuming round?

It might not seem like it's that big a deal, and you're right... in the grand scheme of things it's not. But if you want your home to be clean and hygienic it makes all the difference.

At York House Cleaning we start at the top, clearing the cobwebs before moving onto the surfaces knocking all the dust and debris onto the floor. Then we vacuum it all up. Simple :)

However the amount of people I've seen who start with the floors and vacuum first, then after knocking all the bits onto the floors they either complain that their vac isn't working, or vacuum again!

So start at the top and work your way down...
                                                                                           unless you're washing walls... but we'll come to that another day.

Have fun :D
By Karl Senior 06 Dec, 2015
I love magic sponges. They make life so much easier, and that's what I'm all about - making life as easy as possible.

Yes I know they're fragile and not very robust but they're just so, so useful.
- Cooker hobs
- Stains inside tea cups
- Steel sinks
- Marks on hard surface or floors
- Pans
- Tide marks in the bath
- Shower screens
- Biro from tables

and so on...

Anyway - why not tell me what you use them for?

If you've never tried them, I have them available in packs of 10 for a mere £1.50 (£2 if postage required).
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